A nine-year-old girl named Riley Morrison was shopping on the Under Armour website for a new pair of shoes. She discovered that the Steph Curry’s Signature Curry 5’s were only available in boys sizes. She decided to write a letter to Curry to ask why he didn’t offer girls shoes. He actually responded with an apologetic, handwritten note and he shared it on Twitter.
“Unfortunately, we have labeled smaller sizes as ‘boys’ on the website. We are correcting this now!” wrote the Golden State Warriors’ point guard, who noted that he was working with Under Armour to correct the problem and captioned the post, “Appreciate you helping us get better Riley!”
Curry has three children of his own and has discussed the empowerment of his own daughters, Riley, 6 and Ryan, 3. He said: “I want our girls to grow up knowing that there are no boundaries that can be placed on their futures, period.”
Appreciate you helping us get better Riley! We got you. #MoreToCome pic.twitter.com/UBoTklvwhg
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) November 29, 2018
Riley had actually mentioned that fact in her letter. She wrote, “I know you support girl athletes because you have two daughters and you host an all girls basketball camp.” She added that she hoped he could fix the issue in time for hew basketball season, because “girls want to rock the Curry 5’s too.”
The under Armour website has been updated and the shoes are now listed in the girl’s section Curry also sent her a pair of curry 5’s, so she can “wear [his] kicks proudly”. He also invited her to be with him on International Woman’s Day next spring.
In addition, she will be one of the first of many children to get the Curry 6’s which are due out on Christmas. According to an Under Armor representative, they will also be available in boys and girls sizes